Spring Bird Migration…

Shorebirds often dominate the tail end of spring bird migration in the Buffalo-Niagara Region, typically peaking during the last week of May. Dozens or even hundreds of migrant shorebirds can be seen at the most productive sites. You may be surprised to hear that over 30 species of shorebirds have been documented in the region. […]

via May 21-27, 2018 (Week 21 of 52): Shorebird Migration Will be at its Peak this Week — Buffalo-Niagara Nature Almanac

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Lawsuits to Protect Migratory Birds…

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Lawsuits Seek to Restore Federal Protections for Migratory Birds WASHINGTON— A coalition of national environmental groups today filed litigation in the Southern District of New York challenging the Trump administration’s move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors and songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Groups filing the […]

via Lawsuits to Protect Migratory Birds — Natural History Wanderings

How to Tell a Raven From a Crow!

Audubon has an article that tells How to Tell a Raven From a Crow These two species, Common Ravens and American Crows, overlap widely throughout North America, and they look quite similar. But with a bit of practice, you can tell them apart. See article at How to Tell a Raven From a Crow | […]

via How to Tell a Raven From a Crow — Natural History Wanderings

Morning at Oak Hammock Marsh on International Bird Migration Day!

On May 12th, Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Center celebrated International Migratory Bird Day. Tim Poole and Lynnea Parker helped lead a morning bird walk with Paula Grieef from Oak Hammock Marsh and Dr. Christian Artuso from Bird Studies Canada. In total, 40 members of the public attended this successful event. 39 different species were observed, […]

via A Morning at Oak Hammock Marsh Celebrating International Migratory Bird Day — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

Beautiful Hummingbirds!

Image credits: Good-e-Nuf When it comes to birds, the terms “strong” or “beautiful” might inspire images of fierce eagles or decadent tropical parrots. But both of these birds will certainly find strong contender in hummingbirds, which possess a unique sort of delicate beauty and a mastery of avian maneuvers like no other. Image credits: Scott Bechtel […]

via Beautiful Hummingbird Close-ups. — Old Guv Legends

Wildlife Decline in Canada…

Read this report and think Thundering Waters One of the actions we need to take to stop the decimation of wildlife, according to the study – “Expanding Canada’s network of protected areas” – not gut or reduce them! “We have to quit focusing on writing these obituaries for nature,” she added. “Because what we really […]

via Significant Wildlife Declines revealed across Canada in new World Wildlife Fund study|   — Niagara At Large

The Great Wildlife Decline!

The GREAT DECLINE “The disappearance of wildlife species is perhaps the most pressing and serious of all environmental problems, threatening the loss of valuable natural services and, as a result, undermining human well-being. The already accelerating rate of species loss is set to become faster still, as existing pressures arising from human population growth, expansion […]

via Facts — Wildlife-reporter.com